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Illuminate Client Spotlight – Renee Lucas

After the birth of her second child, Renee found herself struggling to adjust to motherhood. She’d also recently lost her beloved father, and had moved house, everything felt overwhelming to say the least.  Being a mum was wearing her down, and that was coming through in frustration and shortness with her kids. Everything felt like […]

15 things motherhood has taught me

I think it’s inevitable at one stage or another, we ask ourselves, “How to be a good mum?” While it seems simple, with so much information about what a “good” mum looks like, the answer is not always straightforward. At least, that’s what I’ve found and the feedback I get from my beautiful clients. That’s […]

6 Common Challenges For Modern Mums 

Parenting has always been challenging, but it seems even more difficult in today’s fast-paced world. Fuelled by instant gratification, social media and unrealistic expectations, being a “good” mum can feel like a never-ending battle.  Recently, I was lucky enough to attend a mother’s group meeting and get insight into the daily struggles of mums. And […]

Reasons I got hooked on Sex/Life (other than Brad & Billie)

Have you watched, or are you watching, the Sex/Life Netflix series? I recently started it, was instantly hooked and promptly polished off Season 1 and 2 over successive nights once the kids had gone to bed. Netflix is a new thing in our lives (we are late to the party!), and I’m generally not a […]

Why a retreat?

As you probably know if you’re reading this, I’m a Motherhood Coach, have an online business and predominantly work remotely. So why am I, seemingly all of a sudden, making a song and dance in the past few weeks about the live retreat I’m co-hosting 2-5 May 2023? There’s a few reasons. Firstly, because it’s […]

YOU WILL BE OKAY, THEY WILL BE OKAY

Benita & her husband Adam while visiting Adelaide.

I was away in Adelaide for 7 nights a few weeks back, which is the longest I’ve been away from our boys since 2019. It was a welcome break from day-to-day mothering, after quite an intense few months of transition in our lives and holding space for them (and me) through some big changes and […]

What is Self-Care?

What is Self-Care?

What is self-care?  I frequently get asked by mums,  How do I prioritise myself?   How do I fit it in?  And how do I do it without feeling guilty?  Self-care is not unfamiliar to any of us and quite often we can think of self-care as booking a massage or booking a weekend away or […]

Musings on the Precipice of the Baby Club

As I write this I am sitting next to our chocolate Labrador named Winnie, a maiden, about to give birth for the first time. Is she only then entering motherhood, or has she been a mother since the moment her puppies were conceived? Opinions and definitions on this vary. I’m in the camp of believing […]

7 Things I know So Far

At the risk of sounding like an artist who releases a ‘greatest hits so far’ album ?, this blog started as a compilation of thoughts that became ‘7 things I know so far.’ These are my guiding truths, and what I share with my clients to help them create the results they desire as they […]

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